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Knapp, Adeline

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1860-1909) US journalist, feminist and author, partner in the 1890s of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, whose collection of speculative tales and disquisitions, One Thousand Dollars a Day: Studies in Practical Economics (coll 1894), contains several items of direct sf interest, including the title story, where a lode of inexhaustible wealth turns sour for the citizens of the United States; "The Discontented Machine", in which an assembly-line mechanism develops consciousness and makes demands upon ruthless employers; and "The Earth Slept", a parable of Evolution. [JC]

Adeline E Knapp

born Buffalo, New York: 15 March 1860

died Mill Valley, California: June 1909

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